Early Learning Program
The Early Learning Program is a state funded preschool program that provides subsidized full day services for eligible children 18 months to 5 years. Our program is funded through the California Department of Education (CDE), Title 5; Early Education and Support Division (EESD). Therefore, it is our contractual obligation to follow the laws and regulations stipulated in California’s State Preschool Program (CSPP) & General Child Care (CCTR) Funding Terms & Conditions (FTC).
Priority is given to children who are recipients of Child Protective Services (CPS) or at risk of abuse or neglect or homelessness. After enrolling children who are recipients of CPS or at risk, 4 year old children and then 3 year old children are enrolled in order of California State Preschool Program (CSPP) enrollment priorities considering:
Both Horizon Early Education Center and the STEAM Preschool, referred throughout as the “Early Learning Program” is licensed through the California Department of Social Services; Community Care Licensing (CCL). All of our staff are required to understand and follow the required Health & Safety Codes, Title 22. The Early Learning Program is licensed by the State of California, Department of Social Services, and Community Care Licensing Division (CCL) and meets the California Code of Regulations and Title 22 requirements.
The rights of the licensing agency include:
CCL has inspection authority to enter and inspect a facility without advanced notice.
CCL has the authority to interview children or staff and to inspect and audit child or Child Care Center records, without prior consent.
Services are provided without discrimination to ensure that the preschool program and activities are available to all persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability. The Early Learning Program does not discriminate in determining which children are served as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Early Learning Program welcomes and enrolls children with disabilities, makes reasonable accommodations, and works with the family to implement those accommodations for children with disabilities. This program refrains from religious worship or instruction.
The Early Learning Program also has a limited number of tuition fee paying slots available each year.